I’m taking part in a discussion at the Royal Institution in London about science and fiction, on Monday 11 June. This is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Fiction Lab, the monthly science book club set up by Jenny Rohn (scientist, author and editor of Lablit). I’ll be on a panel with her, Philip Ball […]
One of my short stories is taking part in an event at Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road in London on 13 June (I won’t be there in person unfortunately). The event is organised by Virtual Futures and uses three stories written by myself, Geoff Ryman and Stephen Oram inspired by our recent visit to the neuroscience […]
I forgot to post some info about a few things I’ve been involved in over the past couple of weeks, in so here’s a round-up of recent happenings: I rewrote and lengthened my short story ‘Lowland Clearances’ for adaptation by the Infinitesimals audio drama team at Shoreline of Infinity to be performed at a recent […]
My short story ‘Unsettled’ is in the latest anthology ‘Home is Elsewhere’ recently published by The Reader Berlin.
Shoreline of Infinity is Edinburgh’s best (possibly only?) SF magazine, and (together with Caroline Grebbell) I have co-edited the latest issue which is a special all-women’s one to celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s got stories by luminaries such as Aliette de Bodard, as well as poetry and non-fiction. We’re very proud of it!
My review of various recent speculative fiction; ‘Future Home of the Living God’ by Louise Erdrich, ‘The Growing Season’ by Helen Sedgwick, ‘In White Ink’ by Elkse Rahill, ‘The Book of Joan’ by Lidia Yuknavitch and ‘Sealed’ by Naomi Booth was published in the TLS on February 16th.
I’m hugely excited about my upcoming residency in Heidelberg (actually in a little village nearby) thanks to the City of Literature Heidelberg, as part of a joint scholarship with Kulturstiftung Rhein-Neckar-Kreis e.V. I’ll be staying there for 3 months from the beginning of February, and I’m hoping to work on two projects during that time. My […]
I’ve got a short story ‘Lowland Clearances’ in the latest issue of Edinburgh’s best (and only?) SF magazine Shoreline of Infinity. It’s about sheep. Sort of.
I’m giving a talk with Matjaz Vidmar at the Midlothian Science Festival on 17 October – about the human exploration of outer space. We’ll be exploring some of the legal and social issues around exploring other planets and we’ll be using a mixure of fact and fiction.
Super-happy to have my story ‘Unsettled’ short-listed for The Reader Berlin’s competition, and it will included in their anthology to be published next year 🙂